Book to Read: Anachronism

Anachronism front cover

I am so glad that Anachronism by Jennifer Lee Rossman is now out, because now I can squeak about it!

It’s the same old story: Time traveler meets girl, time traveler tells girl she’s the future president, time traveler and girl go on a road trip to prevent a war…

Petra Vincent is at the end of her rope – or rather, the edge of a bridge. Her world is falling apart around her and she sees no way out of the meaningless existence the future has in store. But when stranded time traveler Moses Morgan tells her that she will one day
lead the country out of the rubble of a nuclear civil war as President of the United States, she’s intrigued – and when another time traveler starts trying to pre-emptively assassinate her, she realizes Moses might be telling the truth…

Anachronism is a time-traveling, adventure-filled novella with a whole bagful of danger, twists, and snarky banter.

I think my favourite line is, “mad as a bag of snakes and half as likely to accomplish anything,” closely followed by “having a house full of ferrets was perhaps the only thing worse than having a house full of cats,” and a close-runner up with, “I order you to leave me the hell alone, or I swear to God, I will veto your brain from your skull.”

I may have slush-read it and formatted it, but it doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy it every time – I may have been quoting bits and giggling to myself every time I read it (and I think I’m on about seven reads now…) and the twist at the end is so good – but then the whole thing is excellent!

In short, I adore it; and you should buy it, read it and enjoy it with me!

Author: kate

Kate Coe is an editor, book reviewer and writer of fiction & fantasy. She writes the sparkpunk GreenSky series and blogs at When she's not working, she fills her spare time in between writing with web design, gaming, geeky cross-stitch and DIY (which may or may not involve destroying things). She also reads far fewer books that she would like to, but possibly more than she really has time for.